Car Tyres to Be Made of Dandelions
As the world's rubber production fails to me rising demand, it has become necessary to look at other sources and a surprising alternative has been found in the form of the humble garden Dandelion.
The vast majority of the worlds natural rubber comes from trees which grow in a small number of places including Malaysia, Indonesia and South America, however the growing needs of a number of large nations means that these suppliers are not able to deliver in the required volumes, hence the need for alternative sources which can be produced in other countries.
For the countries currently serving demand, rubber is big business and the industry is worth of £30 billion a year so it is no surprise that significant interest has been shown in taking a native plant and being able to tap into this lucrative market.
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